Selling Cemetery Plots - The Warrens Story
Mr. Warren was a WWII vet and thought ahead for his family. He was setting at the table one bright morning and said to his wife, “You know, I’m not sure I’m happy being buried in the city cemetery. We always lived life in the country on the farm. I wonder if we could sell those cemetery plots and buy new cemetery plots down a ways beside the river.”
The Warren’s weren’t sure how to go about selling their cemetery plots but were surprised to find that they had increased in value just during the few years they had owned them. The profit from selling their cemetery plots paid for new ones in a more rural location.
Their story is not unusual with land prices and real estate in general increasing exponentially in price many people have found that they can sell their cemetery plots at a profit even when listing them below the cemeteries retail cost.
People want to sell their cemetery plot for different reasons. Some want to sell the cemetery plot because they have decided it is no longer needed, they have moved to a new location, or decided to make other arrangements. Some want to sell cemetery plots for investment reasons to earn a profit.
Either way, if you are interested in selling your cemetery plot there are some steps you can take to make sure you get top dollar for the sell of your cemetery plot.
First you should determine the value of your cemetery plot prior to selling. Check with the local cemetery caretaker, funeral homes or cemetery sexton for the price cemetery plots usually sell at.
Usually you will set the price of your cemetery plot slightly lower then the retail price the cemetery or funeral home is charging unless it is an attractive or highly sought after area of the cemetery. Pricing to sell your cemetery plot is a good strategy for quickly generating a sale.
There are many ways to go about selling your cemetery plot. Some people run a classified ad in a newspaper. This can be effective but potentially very expensive. Many classified ads are even more expensive on the weekend and require more than one week to work diminishing profit of the cemetery plot sale.
Sometimes a funeral home or cemetery service can be contacted to help sell a cemetery plot. The commission fees levied by most of these services could be compared to a penalty for deciding to sell the cemetery plot.
A new way to sell cemetery plots for profit has begun recently with the advent of the computer age. Certain web sites like buyandsellcemeteryplots.com help you list and successfully sell your cemetery plot without passing on fees and handling the entire transaction. Studies have shown that people looking to sell cemetery plots are now more likely to list their cemetery plots for sale online.
To sell a cemetery plot online look for a reputable company like Buy and Sell Cemetery Plots which has no hidden fees.
Finally the last way to sell cemetery plots may seem a little unorthodox and unusual but some people are auctioning them off online using services like eBay™. Using an auction service to sell cemetery plots is not widely done and it’s not profitable for the seller of the cemetery plot. Additionally auctions have fees which can include a percentage of the sell of the cemetery plot. Basic auction fees also applies which have to be paid regardless to whether it sales or not.